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  • QDR Independent Panel: American Defense Needs an Overhaul - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    QDR Independent Panel: American Defense Needs an Overhaul

    The alternative Quadrennial Defense Review independent panel delivered its findings to Congress last week, and it had some different recommendations for Congress than the version released late last year. While the official QDR recommended that the Department of Defense shift its priorities away from large, expensive weapons systems and more towards the manpower-intensive “small war” […] More

  • The Future of America's Armed Forces - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Future of America’s Armed Forces

    At CNAS’ 2010 conference: Shaping the Agenda, military and policy leaders shared their views on how America’s armed forces will need to evolve to meet the changing needs of an increasingly unstable international environment. Keynote speaker Michele Flournoy, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, said that despite significant progress in Iraq and Afghanistan, “we have a […] More

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    Panel of Experts Discuss ‘Future of the Force’ At CNAS Conference

    Today marks the fourth annual conference for The Center for New American Strategy. This year’s conference, Shaping the Agenda: American National Security in the 21st Century, began with a panel of experts addressing the “Future of the Force”. Thomas Ricks, Senior Fellow for the Center for a New American Security, was the panel chair and […] More

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    CNAS Report Calls for Greater Oversight, Clearer Guidelines for Contractors in Battle

    According to a new report from the Center for American Security, costs for defense contractors on the ground are soaring as oversight has dwindled. The report, published by John Nagl and Richard Fontaine calls not only for greater scrutiny of contractors in warzones, but for an overall expansion of the government’s contracting workforce. Stated flatly: […] More

  • Learning to Eat Soup With a Knife - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Learning to Eat Soup With a Knife

    As President Obama looks to the best options to defeat the insurgency in Afghanistan, maybe he should consider some of the insights offered in Dr. John Nagl’s book, Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam. Dr. Nagl, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the current Iraq war, examines […] More

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